Thursday, October 27, 2011
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Matt and I worked on a story this summer about being Micronesian in Hawaii for Honolulu Magazine. It was a pleasure learning about their culture and how different life is on the tropical islands that make up Micronesia. Full article here.
Josie Howard, originally from Chuuk, is the administrator of the Imi Loa program at Goodwill Hawaii, which offers job training and support to Micronesians
Traditional Micronesian barbequed trigger fish and breadfruit
Chuukese Sisters Etista and Josie make leis
Hellen Tipen, a recent immigrant from Micronesia that now works as a custodian on the streets of Waikiki
Micronesian weave art
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Wednesday, October 19, 2011
This summer I got to work on a really interesting story about rescuing the Kona Nightingales, wild donkeys on the Big Island of Hawaii for Hana Hou! The Hawaiian Airlines Magazine. I off-roaded on the grasslands of Waikoloa searching for feral donkeys with veterinarian Dr Brady Bergin and watched horse rescuer Bird McIver care for the donkeys with such love. It was awesome getting up close and personal with the beasts of burden, they really are curious, smart, and sweet creatures.
Dr Brady Bergin with rescue donkey Daisy and dog Samson
Herd of feral donkeys
Bird McIver works with one of the six donkeys she's rescued at her home in Puna
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